Who Sang Slaying the Dreamer? Nightwish

Nightwish Century Child cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: E. Vuorinen, J. Nevalainen, M. Hietala, T. Holopainen, T. Kinnunen
release date: 2002-6-24
genres: Rock
styles: Symphonic Rock/Heavy Metal
length: 4:32
lead vocals: Marco Hietala and Tarja Turunen
bass: Marco Hietala
guitar: Emppu Vuorinen
keyboard: Tuomas Holopainen
drums (drum set): Jukka Nevalainen
I'm a priest for the poorest sacrifice
I'm but a raft in a sea of sorrow and greed
You bathed in my wine
Drank from my cup, mocked my rhyme
Your slit tongues licked my aching wounds

Put a stake through my heart!
And drag me into sunlight
So awake for your greed
As you're slaying the dreamer

Swansong for the Wish of Night
God it hurts, give a name to the pain
Our primrose path to hell is growing weed

Blame me, it's me
Coward, a good-for-nothing scapegoat
Dumb kid, living a dream
Romantic only on paper

Tell me why you took all that was mine!
Stay as you lay - don't lead me astray!

Wake up, mow the weed
You'd be nothing without me
Take my life if you have the heart to die

You bastards tainted my tool
Raped my words, played me a fool
Gather your precious glitter and leave me be
The Great Ones are all dead
And I'm tired, too

I truly hate you all!



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Bless the Child
  • 2 End of All Hope
  • 3 Dead to the World
  • 4 Ever Dream
  • 5 Slaying the Dreamer
  • 6 Forever Yours
  • 7 Ocean Soul
  • 8 Feel for You
  • 9 The Phantom of the Opera
  • 10 Beauty of the Beast

  • Album Information
    label: Spinefarm Records
    country(area): Finland
    format: CD
    barcode: 0440018459252
    script: Latin